Painting plastic pots

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GraciesGran

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Painting plastic pots
« on: September 13, 2020, 06:37 »
I have an assortment of large plastic pots that are looking a bit shabby but have plenty of life left in them.  At present they are a mix of grey and faded terracotta colour.  I'd like them all to be the same colour.

Does anyone have any ideas what paint I should use? 

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Christine

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Re: Painting plastic pots
« Reply #1 on: September 13, 2020, 07:45 »
Here's one from YouTube on the subject.

Acrylic paints or gloss enamels (these are outdoor and waterproof) seem to be recommended but they are awfully expensive.

I have the same problem but believe me they ain't going to get painted at those prices as I have a large concrete hard standing down the middle of my plot that is covered in large pots for growing. And it's a lot of pots of various sizes but mostly bigger.

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GraciesGran

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Re: Painting plastic pots
« Reply #2 on: September 13, 2020, 09:29 »
Thank you, back to the drawing board it is!!!  I agree at those prices scruffy is the way to go.

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mrs bouquet

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Re: Painting plastic pots
« Reply #3 on: September 13, 2020, 17:33 »
I had some large plastic buckets from the florist.    I bought a sheet of the sticky stuff for bins, cut out the pretty bits and stuck them on.  I am pleased.    Mrs Bouquet
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wighty

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Re: Painting plastic pots
« Reply #4 on: September 13, 2020, 19:07 »
I was painting a fence panel when the phone rang, I propped my brush on a nearby trough and answered it.  When I came out I found some paint had got on the trough.  This was back in April.  It's still there and I then painted the rest of the trough as it was looking a bit sad at the time.  Don't know if it will last over winter but shed and fence paint (we sell it at 12.99 for a 5ltr can) is a lot cheaper so I don't mind if I have to touch it up each year.

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Re: Painting plastic pots
« Reply #5 on: September 13, 2020, 20:19 »
We bought some rather nice shaped plastic pots from a GC sale (only go for the cheap stuff!) and painted them with S..dtex, the rough one, in the 1990's. They have weathered well (good advert  :D easier to paint than lighthouses) and are now ready to be painted again. Best to buy the little tins - a little can go a long way.

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wighty

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Re: Painting plastic pots
« Reply #6 on: September 13, 2020, 21:06 »
Same p aint as I used Sunnywillow but the smooth one.   

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GraciesGran

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Re: Painting plastic pots
« Reply #7 on: September 14, 2020, 06:39 »
Thank you, will pop to the shops later and see what I can find. 

I n the event of lockdown 2 it will keep me occupied!

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Re: Painting plastic pots
« Reply #8 on: September 14, 2020, 07:54 »
Whoops, just re-read this and realised Sunnywillow was talking about masonry paint which does come in both textured and smooth formats.  Realised I had said I used Sandtex shed and fence which is only smooth.

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Re: Painting plastic pots
« Reply #9 on: September 15, 2020, 17:56 »
i restore and paint quite a lot of concrete pots and use an emulsion paint usually white mixed with a little black emulsion to give them a grey effect as for the plastic well they also get a coat of emulsion to although it doesn't last for ever i give them a refresher when needed

and i usually get someone giving  me the left over paint they are going to through away cheep and cheerful  :D :D



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